Chamorro Studies at UOG invites you to Chamorro Christmas celebration Dec. 7

by University of Guam
Stripes Guam

The Division of Humanities, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences and the University of Guam’s Chamorro Studies Program cordially invite the UOG and Guam community to Puengen Minagof Nochebuena, an evening of Chamorro cultural festivities connected to the holiday season. The celebration will take place on Thursday, December 7, 2017 from 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm in the Atrium of the Humanities and Social Sciences Building at UOG.

The theme for this year’s Puengen Minagof Nochebuena is “Pås yan Minaguem gi Tano’” or “Peace on Earth.” “Pås” is a term for peace that was introduced via the Spanish language, while “minaguem” is an indigenous Austronesian term for peace. After a year with many challenges for the island and for the Chamorro people, it is important to spend this time reflecting on the importance of peace, for us in Guam and the world in general.

The evening will include singing, bilen-making, the praying of a nobena and plenty of fina’mames (sweets). CHamoru language students will be making traditional Chamorro Christmas desserts such as boñelos dågu, but also offering a wide variety of boñelos options, including boñelos mangga, boñelos lemmai, boñelos aga’ and others.

Please join the students on this evening and help them show off our CHamoru language skills and cultural knowledge, and to usher in the 2017 holiday season. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information please contact: Michael Lujan Bevacqua at or via telephone at 988-7106.

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